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#1 Radioactive Hyena

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:06 PM

Heard this on the news when I woke up and figured I'd warn everyone here.

Hackers are sending out a mail saying your password has been changed, in it is a link, DONT CLICK IT.

If you do they get every password on your computer, even banking passwords.

Heres a link to a news place about it: http://www.reuters.c...E62G5A420100318

#2 Adair

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 08:38 PM

Yep, pretty typical scam.

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#3 Voltomere

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Posted 18 March 2010 - 10:32 PM

Thanks for the warning. Scams are not cool.
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#4 Wolvy

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:04 PM

Saw it, actually received it, killed it.

#5 Adair

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Posted 19 March 2010 - 07:28 PM

This kinda stuff is actually pretty typical. Not sure why its such a big deal...

There are good ways to prevent your stuff from being stolen.

Companies like PayPal, Ebay, the like will never send you a message with some warning (there's something wrong with your account, etc) and a link that says "click here to fix this problem". If you ever get something like this, its almost guaranteed to be a scam.

If you do get an email like this, do not click on any links from the email. Instead, go directly to the website and make sure everything is ok.

The other thing to watch out for, is phishing websites. Phishing (pronounced like "fishing") is the act of stealing account information by having the user log in to a fake site.

It's pretty easy to tell a fake site if you know where to look.
For any website, before you log in, check the URL (at the top). Does it say what it should say?
For example, the url for this website is http://christianfurs.net/ If you see ANYTHING else for the first part of the address, its fake. Even if there's another period after the .net (it can be that subtle). It will always be a forward slash.
This is true for any website. For facebook, ebay, anything.

For secure sites like PayPal, your browser will tell you its secure.
If you haven't switched already, you should change to a secure browser like Firefox that will give a very noticeable indication that a site is secure. A bright green bar.
Look at the PayPal URL, make sure it looks exactly like this: https://www.paypal.com/
Notice the https:// at the beginning. The additional s means its secured.

So, just some general tips. ;)

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#6 SpecklesGreyHighoof

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 02:33 AM

And my friends have the GAWL to ask me WHY I don't get facebook?!
I'm a friend to anyone and everyone who wants one...

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:44 AM

And my friends have the GAWL to ask me WHY I don't get facebook?!


It's not just facebook. It's anything that can be of any value for any reason.

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#8 Guest_Wolfin_*

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:27 PM

Facebook. Meh. You all need FriendFace!



#9 Voltomere

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 01:53 AM

That was really funny Wolfin. lol
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#10 DECTS

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:04 PM

Best way to avoid stuff like this, check your information first on the website, such as facebook, and if you can log in fine, then you know it's fake.
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#11 Jackal

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 10:21 PM

I JUST got a facebook. Yesterday, in fact.

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 07:10 AM

Well the information which you have mentioned here its really very useful for each and every users who are currently using facebook. As now a days its popular that much that every person using it. But after reading your this post I will little avoid to use of it.

#13 Fahn

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:49 AM

I get on FB about once a month, so I'm good.




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